Nursing Assistant (NRS A)
Degrees & Certificates:
Find job security and satisfaction in the healthcare field by earning your Nursing Assistant certificate. Nursing Assistants support the nursing staff in hospitals and long-term care facilities by assisting patients with basic needs, such as feeding, moving and bathing.
Quick start. One quarter (three months) of daytime classes prepares you for a full-time, entry-level job as a Nursing Assistant.
Job security. As our population ages, the demand for Nursing Assistants will increase dramatically. Start now and get a head start in an expanding industry.
Achieve success. Receive extra, specialized help in the classroom through our I-BEST program.
Register for and complete the NA program any quarter. Through the program, receive:
- Completion of 12 credits
- Nurse Assistant theory
- HIV/AIDS and CPR training
- Day classes
- Community lab
Through a curriculum designed to pass the national certification exam, you can become employment-ready in just three months.
Please review the following requirements before applying:
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Pass a Washington State Patrol Background Check
- Complete the Nelson Denny Reading Assessment
- Acquire the required Immunizations
- Possess medical and Liability Insurance
Classroom success can be yours, even if you have trouble in a traditional classroom setting.
The Nursing Assistant program incorporates the I-Best program, where you can receive help from an additional instructor all quarter long.
This second instructor assists your primary NA teacher and helps you with:
- English as a second language
- Study skills development
- Math skills assistance
- Test taking
The number of nursing assistants, orderlies and attendants is expected to grow by 20 percent by 2020 – faster than the average for all occupations.*
Easily acquire a good, secure job with
- Assisted living facilities
- Adult family homes
- Nursing rehabilitation centers
- Private clients
Successful Nursing Assistants enjoy helping others, are detail-oriented and enjoy new challenges every day.